Yankees sign Heath Bell to minor league deal

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The Yankees have officially signed Heath Bell to a minor league deal and put him on the Scranton Wilkes-Barre roster. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned Mark Montgomery from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to Double-A Trenton.

Bell had signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2014 season where he had a 7.27 ERA in 13 games. The Rays ultimately  designated Bell for assignment during their series against the Yankees. The signing is a little shocking, but I guess a minor league deal means no harm, no foul, right?

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4 Responses to Yankees sign Heath Bell to minor league deal

  1. don bonomi says:

    Brian Cashman is still trying to look for that golden nugget to help this 2014 squad. I doubt that Heath Bell will be of any help to the Yankee team this year but, Brian is a believer of never having enough in reserve for emergencies. In order to make the post season, this Yankee squad will have to add one or two quality starters. Phelps and Nunez are really not strong enough to shoulder the load for the rest of this year. Cashman will have to spend a lot more money on this team this year if he expects a winner to come out of this years squad.

  2. Michael R says:

    Does anyone know if Montgomery's stats justified his being demoted, or is this yet another attempt at attempting to revive another older guy's career?

  3. tomy cassella says:

    the yankee clubhouse is turning into an old folks home.